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Unformatted text preview: THEO 101 Christian Formation Study Guide – Test #3 Sin- Origins Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, through the temptation of Satan, transgressed the commandment of God in eating the forbidden fruit; and thereby fell from the estate of innocence wherein they were created. The covenant being made with Adam as a public person, not for himself only, but for his posterity, all humankind descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him in that first transgression. Ramifications Nature Sin is the condition which compels us to: 1. Pride which leads to rebellion to God. 2. Autonomy which leads to separation from God and others. 3. Self-centeredness which alienates us from others. 4. Self-abnegation which alienates us from ourselves Power Consequences Sadness, guilt, shame, fear, alienation, loneliness, anxiety, despair Definitions Original Sin: The sin that is universal to all human persons as a consequence of Adam’s fall....
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